While users of high end smartphones have been talking about the recently leaked image of the Nokia 909, we cannot ignore users who may prefer more affordable units. There is a whole spectrum of gadget users, and Nokia is certainly not one to not take advantage of the lower end market. As such, the second-biggest manufacturer of mobile phones has unveiled its line of cheaper handsets.

Nokia Unveils Cheap Phones with Fast Internet Access

Many people will already be gotten at “cheap”, especially since Nokia is a well established brand. Who doesn’t have fond memories of their 5110 or 3210 Nokia phones? I know I do!

In their latest unveiling, Nokia showcased the 207 and 208 mobile phones, both geared towards users who are on a budget. The great thing about these new cheap Nokia phones is that while the pricepoint is lower than usual, they boast fast Internet access; and in today’s ultra connected world, what is more important than that?

Straight from the horse’s mouth (Nokia):

The new Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 are designed to offer speedy Internet access in a versatile package. They bring high quality construction, a full set of contemporary phone features and a modern design to a classic ‘candybar’ phone.

Candybar or not, the combination of price and 3.5G is more than enough to satisfy many a user, especially in developing countries. Additional specs of these new cheap Nokia phones:

  • 2.4″ QVGA display
  • 1.3 megapixel camera (Nokia 208)
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with Slam sharing
  • micro USB
  • 3.5mm AV connector
  • AHJ headphone support
  • Easy Swap Dual SIM
  • Up to 256 MB flash; SD card support up to 32GB

The new Nokia phones are going to be available in the 3rd quarter of this year, with red, cyan, white and black options. Now, no one ever said that Nokia is the king of design, so let’s not go there!

So what’s the price?

A very interesting USD 68 – before local taxes and possible operator subsidies. Not bad, yes?

[Image via bytetotal]